A real Wishing Well

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Project by degoose posted 06-11-2009 04:46 AM 1934 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What more can I say but that this is a full size wishing well.,, over 8’ at the apex .Base is made of 148 pieces of 2 by 4 recycled hardwood mitered and fixed to a concrete footing with all thread . the roof is weather board [clapboard I think you call it In the states] .. 5’ square,, a working windlass with bucket ,. twelve sided made from timber ….
Made for a mate to keep the cows off the bore pump ..the heifers like it as a scratching post.. 5 years and it is still standing,, but alas the property was sold.,
Still a nice little project.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 06-11-2009 04:54 AM

well , well , well !
i wish that i could still work like this .
what did you wish for , lary ?
im sure you got it ,
you do deserve it !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-11-2009 05:52 AM

5 years is long time outside with the heifers. Still looks good, quality craftsmanship.


-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#3 posted 06-11-2009 01:37 PM

Larry, the things you make for people seems to add value to their property and then they sell it…..Hmmmm.

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#4 posted 06-13-2009 05:30 AM

Great well. Did you get your wish?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 06-13-2009 05:59 AM

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#6 posted 06-13-2009 04:20 PM

Looks like the Aussies have bigger wishes than us. Well done Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-02-2009 09:10 PM

nice job. I didn’t think they still existed.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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